I picked up 50 First Dates a few weeks ago and decided to pop it in last night while eating a nasty new chinese dish one of my friends recommended (Me Sein (sp?)). A friend recommended it to me and and the plot sounded good. So without further ado, the review!
50 First Dates starts off simply, Henry (Adam Sandler) is a womanizer. He never plans to settle down, is quite the charmer and best friends consist of a Walrus, Penjuin, and a native who provides plenty of comic relief (along with his children). Henry lives a carefree life dreaming of taking his boat to Alaska, womanizing and taking care of his water dwelling friends. However on a test run with his boat he ends up on a haboring island waiting for the coast guard. He immediatly hits it off with Lucy (Drew Barrymore) and they decide to meet the next morning at the diner for breakfast. However, when he returns she doesn't remember him and he learns she was in an accident that causes her to forget everything that happened the day before. This doesn't prevent him from trying. Having found the love of his life, he records videos of the previous events of the day to remind her of what's going on.
I really enjoyed 50 first dates. It's a great movie to watch with friends, older children (there is sexual content), alone or with your Significant other/spouse. It's a sweet tale that shows just how far a man in love will go. It has some teary eyed moments and leaves the viewer with a good feeling. The characters aren't bland, with Henry potraying a sweet guy and Barrymore potrays a likeable heronine, all in all they make for a cute couple. Add in a cast of other characters who aren't bland and you have a rewarding movie full of romance and comedy. The only part that disappointed me was the crude humor at times (but that's a personal thing).
If you're looking for a nice romantic comedy, this is definatly one to check out next time you hit the $5 rack at Wal-mart or the local video rental store. I give this movie 4/5 stars